Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard have rescued six people after their waka ama overturned.
At 12pm today the Tauranga Coastguard Radio Room was alerted to a waka ama that had overturned by the Sulphur Point Marina sea wall in the Tauranga harbour, says a post on the Tauranga Volunteer Coastguard Facebook page.
“Luckily all aboard made it safely back to the stone wall and raised the alarm” says the post.
Towing the waka ama back to shore.
The Sealegs Rescue boat was launched within 10 minutes and despite the 35-knot south-westerly winds coastguard members managed to get all 6 people aboard and tow the waka ama safely back to shore, says the post.